User list

Rafael
Bienia
Game Studies
Phd candidate
Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Scott
Guthery
History of Computing
Publisher
Docent Press

History of mathematics and computing.

Andrew
Gansky
Affective Computing
Doctoral Student, American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

I am interested in questions of human-computer interface that allow computing devices to respond to a variety of human inputs, such as gesture, facial expression, biomedical signs, etc. Fields of research include the following intersections: Medicine + Computing, Psychology + Computing, Cognitive Science + Artificial Intelligence.

Matti
Tedre
Willard
McCarty
digital humanities, mostly history of
professor
King's College London and University of Western Sydney

history of computing; history of technology; science studies; literary studies

Dongwon
Jo
cultural studies of information technology
postdoctoral researcher
The IT Convergence Policy Research Institute, Seoul National University of Science & Technology

I have focused on research about the history of the Internet and digital information culture in South Korea. I just came across SIGCIS while searching, but I find this SIGCIS very interesting and useful to learn and exchange.

Jeremy
Reed
BSD / Berkeley Unix history

Open source advocacy. BSD software development. I am authoring a detailed book about the history of Berkeley Unix which touches on the history of Unix, TCP/IP and Internet services, open source licensing, and much more. (I currently have done around 85 interviews.) I found out about this list from Andrew Russell.

Thomas
Gebel
cybernetics
Journalist

Cybernetics, economic planning, Internet, social media

Christian
Sandstrom
Technological change, digital technology displacing other technologies
Assistant Professor
Chalmers University of Technology and the Ratio Institute
Barbara
Walker
Russian/Soviet history
Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno

Cold War relations between educated elites in the United States and Soviet Union; computer history in both countries; title of my current project, supported by Institute for Advanced Study (where I am also looking at archives of von Neumann computer project), is "A War of Experts: Soviet and American knowledge networks in competition and collaboration."

Found SIGCIS via Malinowsky book on Soviet computing.

Luisa
Beck
History of Technology
journalist
freelance

Collaboration, History of Technology.
I'm a radio journalist who wants to communicate ideas in technology, history and design to broader audiences. I'm also a researcher part-time and I want to convey ideas from academia to general audiences.

Alexandra
Simonova
Sociology and history of computer science
research fellow
Center for science and technology study

Hackers (community, hackerspace, identity, ethics); computer scientists and programmers in Russia; history of Soviet computing; spaces of knowledge; science and architecture exchanging ideas and metaphors

Brent
Jesiek
History and social studies of computing and engineering
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Dr. Jesiek's research interests are focused on the epistemological, social, and historical dimensions of engineering and computing, with particular emphasis on subjects related to engineering education, computer engineering, and educational technology. He is also active in the areas of global engineering education and open-source software and hardware.

Lars
Heide
Innovation of IT technology and its impact
Associate Professor
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
David
Brock
Semiconductor Technology
Senior Research Fellow
Chemical Heritage Foundation

Semiconductor electronics

Lori
Emerson
media studies, history of computing, electronic literature
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder

I direct the Media Archaeology Lab and am currently researching the history of networks outside and/or before the Internet.

Janet
Toland
History of Information systems, ICTs and regional development
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

History of Computing particularly in New Zealand. In 2010 I completed my PhD research which evaluated the contribution that ICTs make to regional development, by researching the development of ICT networks in two regions of New Zealand between 1985 and 2005. In 2010 I edited a book, "Return to Tomorrow: 50 years of computing in New Zealand" to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Computer Society. I am currently collecting some oral histories from key figures in NZ computing.

Paul
Fishwick
Modeling and Simulation, Creative Automata
Distinguished Chair of Art & Technology, Professor of Computer Science
University of Texas at Dallas

Modeling methodology for dynamic systems, systems theory and science, aesthetic computing, creative automata, computer science education, history of mathematics and computing
Automata Blog: creative-automata.com

Tony
Smith
History of the UK home computer industry
Writer and Editor
The Register

I am a writer and editor at The Register, an online publication for IT professionals and enthusiasts based in the UK. I have researched and written numerous articles on the history of Britain's home computer revolution, which began in 1977 and lasted until the collapse of the market in the mid-1980s. I have interviewed many key participants in this story, and work where possible with primary source material. I am currently writing a book on the subject.

Here are just a handful of examples of my SIGCIS-relevant work:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/21/unsung_heroes_dr_chris_shelton/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/28/30_years_on_the_story_of_the_memotech_mtx/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/20/feature_the_story_of_the_camputers_lynx/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/13/feature_the_sinclair_zx_microdrive_story/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/12/the_secret_history_of_liberator_the_first_british_laptop_part_one/